CRAFT & DIY

DIY: Hat allure!

19th March 2012

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A year and a half ago on a quiet and boring summer I bought a straw visor cap for £5 (on sale) in Topshop.  Out of boredom, I adorned the blank canvas using my old belt parts and broken up bits of cheap jewellery, hand sewn and no glue.  A whole day of sweat-shopping in hand manual labour in my bedroom ended in above satisfactory level for practical performance, oh yeah minus the bleeding scarred fingers and insomnia.

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Like discarded marine debris and sea shells on seabed I’ve named the cap ‘Sea Crumbs‘ modelled by my stylist friend Alexxsia.  Regrettably, the circumference of my head is deemed unproportionally doomed and will not fit in any adult’s head wear, I have a child size head measuring 51-52cm and that’s XXS in adult size…yeah, a total shocker!

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At least Alexxsia gets to keep the cap for her fun use.

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20 Comments

  • Reply francesca him 19th March 2012 at 01:09

    Mamamama mia, she’s BEAUTIFUL and your customized hat is ingenius! Well done! x

  • Reply Nora 19th March 2012 at 02:04

    That hat is fabulous! I like the idea of customizing a hat with brooches/jewelries, I should try it! And Kit, your head is TINY!

  • Reply 1830010873 19th March 2012 at 02:25

    You do have a tiny head, in that case do you wear children’s hat?
    Your friend looks amazing.

  • Reply kpt 19th March 2012 at 02:26

    The name Sea Crumbs really suits the visor hat, looks yummy though like sweets.

  • Reply Agnes 19th March 2012 at 04:00

    Gorgeous!

  • Reply Mei Zi 19th March 2012 at 13:43

    Hand sewing? Wah wah wah wah your so good.

  • Reply Ray Cheung 19th March 2012 at 13:44

    Gorgeous.

  • Reply vin 19th March 2012 at 14:50

    这个不错.

  • Reply BB Kimmy 19th March 2012 at 14:53

    最喜歡的配色!

  • Reply super eggio 19th March 2012 at 14:55

    不错!

  • Reply Annie Kwong 20th March 2012 at 02:22

    your friend is incredibly photogenic, your diy hat is amazing too, bet it was painful to sew all the bits together.

  • Reply olga k 20th March 2012 at 02:23

    Good work Kit! See you next week. xxx

  • Reply Joseph 20th March 2012 at 12:31

    Thats so cool! I really like it. I wish I had the motivation to DIY my own stuff :(

  • Reply Marie Thanh 20th March 2012 at 16:17

    Love this.

  • Reply vivie 20th March 2012 at 16:18

    Brilliant piece of surface detailing.
    She’s gorgeous.

  • Reply Jackie Hong 20th March 2012 at 16:19

    Dramatic and poised, great photography 😀

  • Reply Mat 20th March 2012 at 16:53

    i’ve just measured my head now and it’s 54/54cm so that’s pretty small then right? no wonder i can never get hats to fit. nice crumbs for sure

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  • Reply ThirdWorldFabi 4th October 2012 at 07:37

    You’re so creative! I have to admit, I like it better worn upside down. :)

  • Reply Zuu 4th May 2013 at 07:59

    Gosh, this is just amazing inspiration!!

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